Real down home country cooking in a tea
Have the fried chicken.
Chopped pork doesn't get any better than
here. The ribs were awesome. The cornbread is terrific.
I would have had more, but I might have
run out of superlatives.
Dante's Down the Hatch
This place caught my attention when I
drove by on a Sunday because it is downstairs, in the back of a
deserted office building. It had the feel of a place that had to
We went in on a Sunday night to hear music
and were surprised to find a replica a some kind of an old pirate ship
or something. Pretty campy -- but well maintained ...
An eclectic menu had fondue, stew,
dumplings, and some other items that you'd not expect on the same
A worthwhile place -- that judging by the
pictures in the lobby -- has a long-time, faithful following.
Here is a place that does breakfast right.
Lines -- even on weekdays -- dramatize the
Good basic Southern Fare.
Blueberry pancakes, baked ham, home fries,
Pano's and Paul's
Have the fried lobster ... really.
This is a tie for my favorite
white-tablecloth restaurant in the US!
This place gets everything right. A
great bar, excellent service, everything on the menu is superb.
I've been known to order the fried lobster for an appetizer and then
have it as an entree.
Awesome, consistent BBQ.
I way over indulged. Ribs were just right,
chicken was fall-off-the-bone.
Hard to find. Downtown.
Atlanta Honorable Mentions:
I've been to The Varsity, it is a
local classic ... without the benefit of appreciating the tradition, I
can say I don't quite get it -- but they do serve a decent bill of
fare. There is also
an Original Pancake Kitchen a bit north of Buckhead.
Cafe Tu' Tu' Tango in Buckhead is a place unlike any other it is a
busy bar and restaurant (although I don't think I've ever eaten there)
the place is a happening art gallery with a lot going on.
Up in Gwinnett, there is a Corky's.
I may have hit it on a bad day -- the ribs were dry, the bartender was
friendly and did a nice job, salvaging the experience. If you
are gonna resort to a chain, I'd suggest the Smokey Bones next
We went to see a show at The Tabernacle theatre.
The show was great, but for some reason they allow patrons to smoke in
their seats during the show. As non-smokers, we were miserable,
no matter where we moved to when someone lit up because sooner or
later someone else would.
I was traveling with a friend who's room
at the Airport Hilton got broken into -- while she was
sleeping. I got the feeling from the way the hotel handled the
matter, that this is just the chance you take when you stay there.
The Smoke House
#2 Buford Highway, Suwanee, GA 30024
spoon for breakfast
My spoon was really greasy there.
Get a great country breakfast on the way to the track.
Marietta: Downtown Restaurant
I just stopped in for drinks and an
appetizer. Nice people, the food looked good.